WADCO <^2%^& NEWS *fOME OF \tf& "The Paper" connectin g al l Whit i ng <fr Davis interests. Volume 4 Plainville, Mass., March 15, 1923 Number 6 ^=* The Walter Livingston Rice Memorial Recreation Building Fitting Exercises Mark Dedication OF Walter Livingston Rice Memorial New Recreation Building Given Plainville Employees as Headquarters of Whiting Club is Formally Opened. A few years ago the idea of a Recrea- tion Building for Whiting & Davis em- ployees was but a dream in the mind of Mr. Whiting. Gradually that dream took form and, in July, 1922, the ground was broken for this new building. It was Walter L. Rice who worked with Mr. Whiting in the realization of this favorite project. The work pro- gressed rapidly and the building soon took form. Then the Whiting & Davis employees lost one of their best friends, for Walter L. Rice died on December 1st. But the work he had started so well, the work which was so near and dear to him, was not allowed to stop, but con- tinued just as he would have wished. Mrs. Rice and Mr. Whiting took up the plans where he had left them and car- ried them through to completion. The building, finished in every respect and detail, was presented to the Whiting & Davis employees on Thursday, February 28th, and it was in every way proper and fitting that it should have been called the Walter Livingston Rice Memo- rial, in memory of him. Informal Inspection in Afternoon. The afternoon was given over to an informal inspection of the new building and was largely attended by both the families of the employees and the peo- ple of Plainville. Everyone was quick to grasp the op- portunity to look the premises over from top to bottom and get really acquainted with the pleasures their new club would afford them. Scott's Orchestra of Paw- tucket furnished excellent music and refreshments were served. There was no question but what everyone had a good time, -particularly the youngsters who gathered from far and near and made it a regular holiday by consuming un- limited quantities of ice cream, cake, fruit punch, and other viands that are truly dear to the hearts of all children. Cont'd on page 2 Col. 2 Whiting & Davis Co, In the production of mesh bags, Whit- ing & Davis Company occupies a unique position. It manufactures many designs of mesh bags, each representing in its respective price class the highest stand- ard of value. These bags cover practi- cally the entire range of Milady's re- quirements as to utility, artistry and durability. The Whiting & Davis Company is given over entirely to the manufacture of one product, in which it specializes in its twenty-one departments. This as- sures the customer a product which is uniform, and one conceived and exe- cuted by workers trained in the art. Another important field of operations than which none is more important, is the Service Department, which is widely recognized in keeping up not only the dealers' stock which needs cleaning at times, but for the far more important service rendered the owner of a Whiting & Davis mesh bag, who, having acquired this article of value, expects it to give satisfaction at all times. It makes not the slightest difference how old the mesh bag may be, if sent in to be conditioned, it receives the proper care and treatment so essential in main- taining the quality, and assuring the sat- isfaction of our customer. Only in this way can a successful business go for- ward — i. e. (by standing behind the product). (Turnover) WADCO NEWS Wadco News Published Semi-Monthly by Employees of Whiting & Davis Co. Plainville, Mass. Editor . . H. B. Rowan Associate Editors. Lawrence Cook Canadian Factory Harriet Wales Woonsocket Branch Dedication Exercises Rhea Larock Rita Abrams Elsie Hemingson Dick Barton Frank Gaddes Erwin Sylvia Frank Brown Sol'd Mesh Dept. Unsol'd Mesh Dept. Spiral Dept. Mesh Dept. Stamp Dept. Tool Dept. Bench Dept. COMMERCIAL PRESS- PRINTERS Conf d from Page 1 Col. 3 Whiting & Davis Co. mesh bags are now nationally advertised. This has been brought about through the efforts of one man in particular, the present head of the business, who has labored many, many years with foresight, deter- mination, and a conscience in fair deal- ing, with the thought always in mind of making a product which would meet the demands of the most critical. For the purpose of continually im- proving its product and of creating more efficient values, Whiting & Davis Com- pany maintains an experiment and sam- ple-making department which is em- ployed throughout the year in working up new ideas. Three sales offices are maintained, one in New York City at 34th Street and Fifth Avenue, in Chicago at 31 N. State Street, and in Plainville, Mass., at the factory. Pickups about Business. Habits formed between the ages of eighteen and thirty last through a life time and the merchant who selects the younger man for his customer is build- ing on a firm foundation. Girls as a whole are more up-to-date than their mothers, and usually dom- inate a sale. Don't forget that mother buys eightv- five-cent stockings while daughter is wondering if the two dollars ones are good enough for her own trim limbs. How many have stopped to realize the influence of the movies on dress? What is it that most women attend the movies for? Not the story — don't let them fool you — but dress — what Gloria Swanson is wearing, Nazimova and Mae Murray. Advertisements addressed to youth are most successful when they stress the ap- peal the second person singular. Straight talk of "me and thee" is the method that invariably brings returns. The Formal Dedication. That evening the lights of the new building were flashed on for the first time and the employees and guests gathered for the formal dedication and presentation. Though the lights were bright, the decorations beautiful and the new building made a most impressing appearance, the ceremonies were not cold and impersonal but rather they were home-like and pleasant — radiating the spirit that the building was intended to convey, that of comradery and good fellowship. Mr. Whiting's address of presentation was not long but it was sincere, and the entire audience realized that he was speaking from his heart. He expressed his deep appreciation of the loyal spirit of co-operation that had made this build- ing possible, summing it up in his own words. "The success of any concern is not achieved by one man alone, but rather by the co-operation of everyone. To my employees I owe whatever degree of suc- cess I have attained, and it is with real pleasure that I have this opportunity of presenting this recreation hall to you all for your particular use and enjoyment." Then he went on to give four fine ex- amples of this loyalty, singling out from the audience four men who had been in the company's employ ever since he took charge in 1880. These men were Oscar Walden, who started work in 1876, John Loeffler and Willis Fuller, who followed in 1877, and Christian Hartman, who began his duties in 1878. All four were in the audience. The Speech of Acceptance. Mr. Whiting presented the keys of the building to Frank A. Brown, president of the Whiting Club, who has been with the company over 30 years, and who made a formal speech of thanks in be- half of the Club, saying, in part: "Ever since the ground was broken away back last August, we have been so interested in this construction that some of us can almost tell you the number of nails that are in this make-up and we never expected that we were to have such a beautiful home. We thought that it would be a good sort of a building but when we came in here tonight and viewed the splendor of the place it was almost a revelation to us. "Fellow employees, I want you to come back with me and see what Mr. Whiting has done for his employees. "Away back in 1910 the Relief Asso- ciation was formed for the benefit of us and at that time Mr. Whiting endowed the Association with a very large check and has continued right along up to the present. A small business was con- ducted at that time and we were just getting into the manufacturing of purses on a large scale. "Then came the new factory, a model and up-to-date factory in every respect. In this factory he constructed for us a fully equipped hospital with a very com- petent nurse in charge all of the time to take care of any little matter that might come up. This was for us. "Also, he was the first to inaugurate what we call recess. You know, we have a five-minute recess in the morning and afternoon. This is one of the greatest things ever realized in the manufactur- ing industry. It freshens the air and also gives the employees a chance to stretch and walk around to see their friends. This was for us, too. "He also constructed a tennis court and he has kept up the grounds at his own expense, which are now being put in condition to use in the coming spring. "Now, Mr. Whiting, as President of the Whiting Club, we will endeavor to keep the doors open to those who will conduct themselves in a manner con- forming to the rules of the Club, and we will lock them against anything that will be detrimental to the welfare of the organization." The Closing Address. The final speaker was Arthur W. Pierce, principal of Dean Academy, who spoke to the point regarding the new building, the spirit of co-operation which existed in the organization and the ben- efit bound to result from the recreation this building would make possible. But it was in the last of his spee h that Mr. Pierce completely won the hearts of his audience by his sincere tribute to one they all loved and whose memory tliev all honored — "For the third and perhaps the para- mount reason for my special interest in this building is my regard and admira- tion for the young man whose name it bears. You could have given it no name that would better honor the gift. Main vears ago. in the fall of 1907. Walter Livingston Rice came from his Adiron- dack home to Dean Academy, almost, if not quite, his first journey away from the woods and mountains that he loved so well and which had been the home of his ancestors for many generations since one of them, a soldier in the Revolution, received a grant of land in thai part of the country in lieu of his soldier's pay. Students and teachers were quick to WADCO NEWS Fill New Building to Overflowing realize and appreciate the type of boy should not have lived to see its com- employees, make complete the charm lie was, and in his two years at the school pletion and to have helped to inau- of this unusual room, he had the confidence and esteem of gurate the activities in which he was so Control of Building. everyone with whom he was associated, much interested, but since this cannot The newly organized Whiting Club He showed his capacity for making and be, it is a splendid thing that it should will have complete control of the build- keeping friends that continued all his bear his name. ing and will operate it for the benefit of life. It happened to be my good fortune "And so we dedicate this building the employees as a whole. The expense to recommend him for his first employ- to pleasant and healthful recreation, to of operating it will bring about an an- ment in the jewelry business with R. good fellowship and industrial good- nual deficit which will be absorbed by Blackinton & Co. and ever since his first will and co-operation, and we dedicate the company, but the actual administra- work in that line, he gave himself un- it to perpetuate the memory of a man tion will be in the hands of the Whiting stintedly to mastering the intricacies of who if living would be the foremost in Club, whose officers are: Frank A. what seems to be a very difficult business, promoting the purposes for which it Brown, president; Edward C. Manches- What he was was a business man, and stands and whose name will honor it as ter, vice president; Sturgis C. Rice, as a man among men, I need not tell he in life honored the name he bore, secretary; Robert Austin, treasurer. The you, because you knew him. Since his of whom it can be truly said: board of governors consists of William untimely death, I have met many men "He bore without abuse C. Brennan, Edwin Pink, Eugene L. and women who knew him and I can The grand old name of gentleman, Manchester, Henri Desautelles, Mrs. only wish that, living, he could have Defamed by every charlatan and Louise McKeon and Miss Clara Guild, known the esteem in which he was held. soiled An Event in Whiting & Davis Many a man has told me that it was By all ignoble use." History. always a pleasure to have business deal- ^ Social Hour ^° one w ^' deny that the opening of ings with him, and the esteem in which ^fter the ceremon i es were over the Walter Livingston Rice Memorial was a he was held is manifested by the tributes Recreation Building began to serve its £s evei }} in the hist ° r y ° f the Whiting & of respect and praise that are heard on real purpot - e These were orc h es tral Uavis Com P an y- For Mr - Whiting it every hand. He was the type of man selections and al dancin „ refresh . marked the realization of another of his who gives you confidence in human mentg were gervedi a sodal hour wag dreams. For the employees it meant the nature; makes you see how good a man enjoyed, and the whole event wag a acquiring of a recreation hall which is can be, and how much a good man pleasant foreshadowing of eve- second to c " one and willch wil1 be a counts in the world. nings of recre ation which will be S ° urc l of P lea f ur e for Y ear s to come. "Walter Rice did not live long, but passed there in the future. ' . ! l ot a[l \ tms °P enin g typified countless men are better for their con- T , R .... ' ., the spirit of a friendliness, co-operation tact with him. He somehow made vou „,. * he Building Itself . and loyalty which accounts, in so great feel that you were meeting a real man, V 115 new buildl "g represents all that a measure, for the success and prosperity yet he was never boastful or aggressive J 8 best m . rec [ eatl °n halls and club of the organization. " or self-assertive. His was the quiet ™ USes - ^ is planned to include every- Recr eation Buildin* Floor Soace gentleness that wins through real power thin S to make f fo / the ha PP-^ a " d Kecreatlon ""*■«* **£ Space and not through show power. 7 h ™lub " Resta — ' 34 6x520.: A&3 "His life was gentle, and the T u p unj. ' • o A r t , o* ( . . Kitchen 27 6 x 29 797 elements • j? 1S 84 feet *\ 36 f * et m Snpplv Room 14 9 x 9 9 143 slze and conta]nS5 amon g otn er things, RjUia,.^ anf i c Ior So mixed in him that Nature a smoking room, sun porch, committee arrp Rnnm u , Y or n , 907 mirrVif ctonj „n 1 1 .1 i dgC IXOOUl .)f O X .").) \) l.ZU/ might stand up room shower baths, coat rooms and Lad ^., Showers lg Q x ig Q 285 And say to all the world, This ladies rest room. Men's Showers IS x 19 285 was a man. On the first floor is a pool and bil- Dance Hall 35 x 83 2,905 "He had more friends than almost hard room wit h four tables, also the Ladies' Parlor 15 6 x 15 232 anyone I have ever known and if he <h niri S hall, which deserves a detailed Committee Room 1 5 6 x 15 232 had an enemv or if anyone thought description as it is most elaborately Piazza 10 x 50 500 aught against him, I have yet to see the ecruipped and is backed by a kitchen Smoking Porch 7 6 x 36 270 man or hear the criticism. In his quiet, which is a model of modern restaurant unobtrusive way, he accomplished perfection. In this dining hall the em- Total Floor Space 8,713 things worth while and made the kind pl°vees will be served delightful meals of friends that stick. You who knew eac h noon at a very nominal charge. _,, „ „ .... , u • • i • i f , ■, , t,, i n Ihe new Kecreation Building has him in his work from day to day as he the second Moor is given over to a k,- u* t a l e a c . . i J .,J i ... tit i ,, brought out a nock ot dancers, some ot went in and out among you, will appre- Iars;e reception and assembly hall, u Z • *u c » f f *u * . i i *v u- v ■ n y t^ whom are in the hrst stages oi the art ciate more than anyone else the fact which is unusually attractive. Drap- i u • ♦ *u * •. * .i . .v. , .,,. * j . , • r i i i i i t i . , anc l who appreciate the opportunity to that this building stands as a memorial eries ot oran<re and black blend with , to his name. No one would have taken the grav finish of the walls and the ° ' more pleasure in this building than he. polished hardwood floor, which is cov- » I can ima-ine how much painstaking ered with beautiful rues. Comfortable Over-seno-sness depresses the mental care he would have given to working reclining chairs, reading and card State and tencls to lower efficienc V- out the details of its management and tables, frames of all kinds and a gen- his earnest endeavor to make the build- erous" librarv together with an electric Men succeed in proportion to the ing as useful as it might be to this victrola, a gift from Mrs. Whiting, and fixity of their vision and the invincibility community. It seems hard that he a piano, which was presented by the of their purpose. WA D C O NEWS Resi pence of Willis Fuller of Receiving Pept. Plainville The Age Factor in Selling The Photoplay Magazine recently con- ducted a scientific inquiry into the "Age Factor in Selling." They set out to dis- cover just what is happening, not in the advertising offices and sales rooms, but in the world outside. They believe they have discovered a development of intense significance to every maker and distributor of advertised articles — The Age Factor in Selling. Picture a young lady in a salesroom at the wheel of a high-powered automobile, a salesman beside her. Mother smiles and agrees, and father signs the check, but it is youth, the exuberant, who buys the car. Russell A. Brown, advertising manager of Lord & Taylor, whose Fifth Avenue store is as near the last word in modern merchandise as this generation knows, says: "The influence of younger women on the sales of dress goods and wearing apparel, and their eager interest in style generally is so great that it is seldom that we prepare advertising which has to do with wearing apparel that we do not definitely take them into account." From Chicago comes confirmation of Fifth Avenue's policy in the state- ment of Mr. G. R. Schaeffer of Marshall Field & Co., who says: "Marshall Field & Co. in the bulk of its advertising makes its appeal to the women between the ages of eighteen and thirty." It was found that: 55% of the buyers of dress goods are under thirty. 53% of the buyers of "ready to wear" are under thirty. 61% of the buyers of underwear are under thirty. 65% of the buyers of hosiery are under thirty. 43% of the buyers of furniture are under thirty. 44% of the buyers of rugs are under thirty. 45% of the buyers of draperies are under thirty. 61% of the buyers of phonographs are under thirty. 38% of the buyers of pianos are under thirty. 74% of the buyers of wind instruments are under thirty. In the selection of hosiery, good taste, the inevitable partner of good sense, has worked miracles in changing the attitude of the younger woman, and the educa- tional work done by the leading hosiery dealers has helped set up new standards. Smart hosiery today is established as indispensable to the well-dressed woman's wardrobe. And why should not this be so of our own product — Whiting & Davis Mesh Bags? Surely they may be so established. Mr. Moscowitz, manufacturer of "Miss Manhattan Clothes," savs: "The secret of the rapidly increasing vogue of our styles has lain in the emphasis of our appeal to youth." As Mr. Edward S. Jordan, President of Jordan Motor Co., sums up: "Youth is in the saddle and must be sold first." Gertrude Snell, of the Spiral Depart- ment, has left us to so into "Chicken Farming." A Town license is necessary, and the Federal Government collects S10 a vear for each table in the Pool Room in the New Recreation Building. POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE? By J. C. Northrop of the Tool Department. Some people always see things in the negative. Others see only the positive side. The negative I call evil, and the positive I call good. Whether a thing is good or evil, pos- itive or negative, is determined by the use we make of it. In accepting the WALTER LIVING- STON RICE MEMORIAL Building, we should not take too limited a view of its potentiality. We should enter into the spirit of the thing and help to make it an instrument of nurturing a better spirit of fraternalism among the mem- bers. If it accomplished only this it would be a success. And it will undoubt- edly accomplish infinitely more. Do not allow your mind to be bound by the paralyzing suggestions which result from centering too much attention upon the sordid side of social life. Per- sons with minds so bound become cynics and pessimists, and can seldom if ever see beyond the present. And they see only the negative side of the present. They are apart from their fellows. They take no part in receiving a gift of value to them as well as others, because they cannot see its value for the reasons men- tioned above. "The greatest man," says Seneca, "is he who chooses riejht with invincible de- termination." The only way a man or woman can possibly choose right is to choose with his own mind, and that wide open, unhampered by any bias what- soever. The future is bright to the thinker who can make the proper choice between selfishness and service. I quote this little verse by Berton Bralev — "Back of the beating hammer. By which the steel is wrought. Back of the workshop's clamor. The seeker may find the Thought: The thought that is ever master Of iron and steam and steel. That rises above disaster And tramples it under heel." "Oh. Henry! don't bother me," is Ellen Peck's latest savins. Alice Clancv is going to clear the town of all the slush if she falls into any more puddles. Laurence Cook of the Canadian Branch was on here for the dedication of the Rice Memorial Building. Anna Greve's favorite sons is "Mr. Gallagher and Mr. Shean." Oh! how she does love Mr. Gallagher. WA D CO NEWS Residence of C. A. Whiting. President of Whiting * Davis Co. P'ranki.in, Mass. FACTS FALL IN LOVE WITH YOUR JOB HOSPITAL Mahogany trees do not reach their full height until they are 200 years old. In Mexico. there are certain localities where rain has never been known to fall. Scavengers were originally officials who collected scavage, a tax imposed in many English towns upon all goods ex- posed for sale within their boundaries. The tax was abolished by Henry VII. In Iceland men kiss when they meet, but a man rarely kisses a woman. The muscles of the human jaw exert a force of 534 pounds. It takes a gallon of milk to make a pound of cheese. Giraffes can see behind them without turning their heads. Radium is 170,000 times more valu- able than gold. Cleopatra's Needle weighs 186 tons. Telegrams were first sent under the sea by cable in 1850 between England and France. An eagle can live 28 days without food, while a condor is said to be able to fast for 40 days. The weight of the Great Pyramid of Egypt has been estimated at 6,000,000 tons. Salt is a government monopoly in Italy. Miss L. M. Fuller of our Canadian Branch, who was called to Plainville on account of the illness of her father, has returned to her Canadian home. Bubble over with enthusiasm, earnest- ness and self-confidence. Every man enjoys doing business with the chap whose job looks good to him; who nev- er makes excuses for the work he is doing. The man in love with his job sees all the good things in it. The hours he spends at his work speed to quitting time so fast that eyes and ears cannot believe when the whistle blows, or the clock is seen. In love with your job, you'll look good, feel good. You'll be on fire with enthusiasm. You'll get a grip on success, because your mind will imagine the great things your job is cap- able of doing. You may not be handsome; you may not be an athlete — but big men will want your services; fine men will want to talk with you; successful men will want to be with you. Being in love with your job is merely applying common sense to your job. This is my job — I've got certain work to do; the better I do it, the better I like it. I must watch details; I must handle big things and little things with care — I MUST MAKE GOOD. Tackle your job in this spirit, and you'll find yourself falling in love with it. Then you'll magnetize conditions; you'll energize yourself; you'll draw the fulfillment of your ideal to yourself. Minetta Ford has been on the sick list the last two weeks suffering from the "flu." Influenza or La Grippe, is an epidemic disease which in many of its symptoms resembles an aggravated form of cold. Its characteristic signs are a general feeling of sickness: headache more or less violent, aching pains in the limbs, coated tongue, diziness on standing erect, and fever. In one form of influenza there is catarrh present, in other forms this symptom is absent. As the disease increases in severity the chest becomes tender and breathing dif- ficult, the heart may be slightly affected and more or less palpitation present. The complications and results that fol- low an attack which is not treated in a proper manner may range between re- curring attacks, pneumonia, heart fail- ure, and insanity. In treating this ailment remember to keep the bowels open, in order to elimin- ate the poisonous material that has accu- mulated therein. It is a good plan to help that elimination by drinking water freely. This along with the treatment prescribed by your physician should show verv good signs of improvement in a day or two. BERTH/V G. COTE, Industrial Nurse. Attention, Girls! Please take a few lessons in dancing, in order that leon M. may enjoy himself at our next dance. Sturgis can't go to Pinehurst, for we hear he lost his pocketbook. Zbc TOabco Mews LADIES ANTE-ROOM ROSTRUM MEN S ANTE-ROOM MUSIC SECTION MAIN RECREATION HALL SMOKING ROOM KITCHEN POOL AND BILLIARD ROOM RESTAURANT Interior Views of New "Walter Livingston Rice Memorial Building' Digitized by the Internet Archive in 2013 http://archive.org/details/wadconews46unse Caught in the Mesh SOME HOT PLACES Man can stand a greater degree of heat than any other warm-blooded animal. The hot room of a Turkish bath, with its temperature of 180 de- crees, would kill a dog or a horse in a few minutes, but many human be- ings can stand it for quite long peri- ods, and even enjoy it. The record in this respect is the case of the Spaniard who, on June 26th, 1826, spent five minutes in an oven heated to 290 degrees Fahren- heit. When he came out his pulse was beating 200 times to the minute, but he was none the worse for his ex- perience. To get some idea of what 290 de- grees means, please remember that water boils at 212 degrees. We'll say that Graham S. is some kicker. Ask the girls, they know. The Hottest Jobs A temperature of ninety degrees in the shade makes most people listless and almost unable to move, yet there are many men w T ho work regularly in heat far greater than this. The tem- perature in the stokehold of a steam- er in the tropics is often over a hun- dred degrees, while men who tend blast furnaces are exposed to even greater heat. But the hardest lot is that of the men who work in certain deep mines. Usually the temperaature rises one degree for every sixty feet of depth, but there are exceptional cases where it rises much more rapidly. In the famous Comstock silver mines in Ne- vada the temperature at the 2700-foot level is 126 degrees. Yet men, with the aid of ice-water, work there reg- ularly. In another shaft the tem- perature rises to 170 degrees, and here men can only work for ten or fifteen minutes at a shift. The highest sun temperature ever recorded was at Muscat, on the Per- sian Gulf, where the black bulb solar thermometer has registered 187 de- grees. Helen Jedlikski went into a swell con- fectionery store in the city one night and asked for cream doughnuts and demi-tasse. Surprise was registered on her face when a sun burnt prietzel and black coffee was brought. The young lady knows the place, rest assured. WHERE COLORS COME FROM J. Horace Cheever Chairman of House Hii.es Committee The hairdressers were in great de- mand, and a thriving business was done among the girls attending the Relief Association's annual meeting, Thursdav evening, March 8th. Frank Martin of the Repair Depart- ment has a new job as floor walker, mostly nights. According to Frank, an apron of waterproof material is a ne- cessity. How Celina Morrison's eves sparkle when Henry's name is mentioned. We get Blue From Horses' Hoofs. Every boy who has a box of paints wants as many colors in it as possible — ultra-marine, Chinese white, ver- milion, crimson lake, and so on. Have you ever wondered wdiere all these different colors come from? Both sea and land — animals, fish, vegetables, and minerals — contribute their share of pigments, as the foun- dation of the colors is called. The tiny cochineal insects provide varying shades, from deepest crim- son to the palest pink. Turkey red is obtained from the madder plant which grows in India. Yellow gamboge is another vege- table product, being prepared from the sap of a tree growing in America and the East Indies. Tlr's sap has a bright yellow color, and is rather sticky. Cuttle-Fish Camouflage Real Indian ink, strangely enough, is prepared from a recipe of whi^h the Chinese possess the secret ; its chief constituent is supposed to be burnt camphor. Chinese white has nothing to do with China, being a preparation of zinc. The blacks comprise ivory-bla°k and bone-black, both made from chips of ivory. Sepia has an interesting deriva- tion. It is the fluid ejected by the cuttle-fish when it wishes to conceal itself from its enemies. As the fluid spreads in the the water, it serves the same purpose as the smoke clouds with which Zeppelins surrounded themselves during the war. From minerals v e get vermilion and scarlet. Cinnabar, the ore from which quicksilver (or mercury) is drawn, also provides vermilion ; while a lovely shade of scarlet is given by iodide of mercury. Beautiful greens can be obtained from copper. Louise McKeon is on the s ; ck lis!, hav- ing undergone a serious operation, but is now reported progressing favorably. Mrs. Kiehn attended the turke) sup- per and whist given by the Progressive Society last week. A boy with a new sled isn't alarmed at the prospect of a hard winter. No. XI 35 Sterling and Gold Plate Hah in Colors Humor whispers Harry Batchelder attended the relief dance "Strong" with hair in a braid. How about it. Harry? Elinor Landry now answers to Auntie. WADCO NEWS Letter from Canada Editor Wadco News: Dear Sir: — During the last year, on account of new lines such as the "Sun- set" Bags and Rosary Cases, etc., we have found it necessary to install new apparatus and machinery which may be of interest to you. These consist of a stamping machine to mark the trade mark on frames; a joining machine; 1/8 H.-P motor; 3 H.-P. motor; blower for mesh machines; new plating tank; have also purchased a new safe, which has been placed in the shop, and also a new grinder for use in the Mesh Department. It may be of interest to your readers to know the quantities of some of the various materials that we have used dur- ing the year. They are as follows: Ammonia, 630 pounds. Cyanide, 274 pounds. Chain, 12,281 yards. Polishing and Cleaning Compounds, 686 pounds. Solder Filled Wire, 3,560 oz. Wire not s. filled, 1,889 pounds. Lacquer and Thinner, 31 gallons. Sulphuric, Nitric and Muriatic Acids, 13.067 pounds. Silver, 1,118 oz. Gold, 3,035 dwt. Soap, 420 pounds. Containers as boxes, bags, barrels, etc., 10,508 pieces. Yours verv truly, L.' W. COOK, Canadian Branch. A MAN'S PRAYER Faith is the very pith and marrow of achievement. No faith, no achievement, all absorbing faith, great achievement. Show me a great achievement and I will show you a man of great faith, faith in himself, in his ability to achieve his aim. Showing One of the Egyptian Fringe Bags No. 6880 The Ring of TutAnkhAmen The Metropolitan Museum of Art at New York has among its many interest- ing Egyptian objects the "Cartouche" ring of Tut-Ankh-Amen, 1358, B. C." This ring, which is of pure gold and weighs 72.3 grams, equal to ten five- dollar gold pieces, is of a shape similar to the modern signet ring and of the finest workmanship. It has carved upon its outer upper sur- face the cartouche of Tut-Ankh-Amen, signifying, "Good Lord, Giver of Life, Creator of All Things." The ring was used in official business and was generally placed upon the thumb when used in making impres- sions. These rings were given repre- sentative lords under the Pharaoh throughout Egypt as symbols of his authority. Sayings from the Repair Dept. Harry B: "Cheer up, Jennie, there is lots others not half as bad as you still in jail. Louise Q.: "Look at me, Frank. I'm laughing at ya!" Madaline D.: "Harry, got your oyster stew eaten up yet?" Frank M.: "Hazel, how's your Sweet- pertooty?" Ever C: "Why should I cry over you?" Bertha S.: "I don't go with fellows that kiss." Laura J.: "Seen my diamond?" Jennie P.: "Hazel, what time is it?" Mr. Heintz.: "Florida's the only place." "Teach me that 60 minutes make an- hour, 16 ounces one pound, and 100 cents one dollar. Help me so to live that I can lie down at night with a clear conscience, without a gun under my pillow and unhaunted by the face of those to whom I have brought pain. Grant that I may earn my meal ticket on the square, and that in earning it I may do unto others as I would have them do unto me. Deafen me to the jingle of tainted money and to the rus- tle of unholy skirts. Blind me to the faults of the other fellow, but reveal to me my own. Guide me so that each night when I look across the din- ner table at my wife, who has been a blessing to me, I will have nothing to conceal. Keep me young enough to laugh with little children and sympa- thetic enough to be considerate of old age. And when comes the day of darkened shades and the smell of flow- ers, the tread of soft footsteps and the crunching of wheels in the yard — make the ceremony short and the epitaph simple — Here lies a man." Kipling Revised. (1) A fool there was and he wouldn't wear, Even as you and I, His overcoat when the day was fair. Oh! colds were nothing, he'd declare, Even as vou and I. (2) A fool there was and he caught the flu, Even as you and I, And every breath he sneezed ker-choo; They fed him on hot gruel stew, Even as you and I. (3) A fool there was but they made him weep, Even as you and I; And since they dragged him back from — well, He wears his coat with a yell, Even as vou and I. j& A Voice j& Never mind opposition, never mind criticism, never mind if others call you a fool or a crank. They called the Christ the same. Be true to the mysterious mes- sage within, the divine voice which bids you up and on. It is the man who sings at his work, the one who is bubbling over with glad- ness with a sense of abounding vitality, that is a normal, healthful, successful man. Lack of faith is the supreme cause of failure. Oliver ano jkannette Gagnon Agkd 6" and 3 Ykaiis Respectively Ohildken of .1. (). Gagnon of Die Cutting Df.i't. Writing to his relatives seldom cuts into a man's evenings a great deal. 10 WADCO NEWS House Rules of The Whiting Club. 1. The Club House shall be open for use of its members as follows: Week days, (except Saturdays and Holidays I 11:30 A. M. to 1:30 P. M. 5:00 P. M. to 10:30 P. M. (Saturdays) 11:00 A. M. to 11:00 P. M. (Sundays) 2:00 P. M. to 10:00 P.M. Hours for holidays will be posted one week in advance. Special engagements, special closing hours for entertainments, etc., may be granted by the House Com- mittee. 2. Any member wilfully marking or damaging the furniture or anv part of the Club House in any way, will be held responsible. 3. Newspapers, magazines and books, etc., belonging to the Club shall not be removed from the Club House, nor shall they be cut, marked, or other- \\ ise injured. 4. All requests and complaints shall be made in writing, signed, addressed to the House Committee, and deposited in the box provided for that purpose. 5. There shall be no card playing from 12 P. M. Saturday night until 11:30 A. M. Monday. No betting on card playing for stakes shall be allowed. No gambling, or liquor of any kind shall be allowed in the Club House. 6. No notices of any kind shall be placed in any part of the Club Ho'se except on the bulletin boards provided for that purpose. No notices shall be placed on any bulletin board except bv an officer of the Club or a member of the House Committee. Members desiring to have notices posted shall send them to the Secretary. 7. Visitors shall not be present at anv meeting of the Club unless they are officially invited by the Board of Gov- ernors. 8. Any amendment to these rules or any new rules may be made bv the House Rules Committee subject to the approval of the Board of Governors. 9. No card playing or dancing will be allowed on Sunday. 10. The pool room will be closed all day Sunday. 11. Funds shall not be solicited for the Club or any of its activities unless authorized by the Board of Governors. Watch bulletin board for all notices, changes in Rules, etc. HOUSE RULES COMMITTEE. J. Horace Cheever, Chairman. Restaurant Overwhelmed With Business. Frank Brown Prksident of the Board of Governors of THE Walter Livingston Rice Memorial Building Communication To the Editor of the Wadco: Dear Sir: I feel that I should like to say through your paper just what the new Club House means to Plainville. I mean the Plainville outside of the Whiting & Davis factory. In the first place, where we had a swamp hole and public dump, you now have a handsome new Club House, and, a little later on, when the grounds have been cleared and planted to lawn and shrubbery, and a sidewalk has been laid around the build- ing, you will have transformed an un- sightly dump into one of the finest look- ing pieces of property in town. Next comes the social side. The Club is for the use of the employees, but as many of the employees live in Plainville. and as they may invite their families and friends, in this way. many of the town's people will have an opportunity to enjoy the hospitality of vour Club. And. last but not least, is the spirit in which it was built: The community spirit and the spirit of co-operation. built by an employer for the benefit and pleasure of his employees, a spirit that is new to the jewelry industry and a spirit to be highly commended in any industry. And I now wish to take this oppor- tunity in behalf of the people of Plain- ville to extend to the Whiting Club their best wishes. Tuesday, March 6th, will long be remembered by restaurant employees as the dav "they came in waves," due to the snow storm this day. One hundred and eighty-five dinners yvere served yvith the customary dispatch during the noon hour, which kept the girls extremely busy, to say the least. No better appreciation of the restaurant could be shown than its patronage. COMPARE THIS WITH AN AVERAGE OF EIGHTY-FIVE IN THE OLD QUARTERS. The restaurant will be kept open temporarily until 7 P. M. daily for the accommodation of employes. If the patronage warrants, it will be done permanently. Commonwealth of Massachusetts. General Laws, Chapter 140. Section 179. Section 179: The keeper of a billiard, pool or sippio room or table, bowling alley, or place in which pictures are dis- played upon the deposit of money in a coin controlled apparatus, who admits a minor thereto without the written con- sent of his parent or guardian, shall for- feit ten dollars for the first and twenty dollars for each subsequent offence. Notice. Minors will please note above and turn in to Pres. Frank Brown the written permits of their parents or guardian be- fore seeking admittance to pool room. Members of the House Comnrttee — Rice Memorial Bu'lding. Lee R. Higgins. Chairman Frank Gaddes Sadie Grindell Horace Cheever Harold Peaslev Erwin Sylvia Edward Osterholm It will be the duty of this committee to see that club rules are not violated. While in Boston one day last week one of our employees noted the charm- ing effect obtained by a window display of the R. H. White Co.. in showing well- gowned figures carrying \^ hiting & Davis "Sunset Mesh Bags" in the popular three-toned effects. It was remarked how well they harmonized with the beautiful costumes shown. The effect produced bespoke the co-operation of the jewelry and costume departments and should l>e of much benefit to them in the promo- tion of sales relationship. (Signed) E. W. PINK, r , , Lach year chaperones become less nu- Chairman Board of Selectmen, merous and more unpopular. WADCO NEWS 11 W. & D. Relief Ass n Holds Annual Meeting The adjourned annual meeting of the Whiting and Davis Mutual Relief Asso- ciation was held in the Whiting Club rooms, March 8, 1923, at 7:45 P. M. At the call of the meeting by Pres. Willis M. Fuller there proved to be 60 mem- bers present, although later the hall was well filled, an estimate being 350 people. The President called for the reading of the minutes of the previous meeting, which were read and approved. The President next called for the treasurer's report; read and spread upon the records. The report of the treasurer was as follows: Balance on hand January 1, 1922: Cash $65 00 Mfg. Bank _ 646 53 Attleboro Savings 1,010 60 Plainville Loan 499 15 Liberty Bonds 500 00 $2,721 28 Receipts Dues and admission —Fees $2,278 50 Whiting and Davis Company 520 00 Interest 79 65 -$2,878 15 $5,599 43 Disbursements Benefits paid $2,021 14 Expenses 255 15 -$2,276 29 $3,323 14 Net Worth, December 31, 1922. Net Worth represented by: Cash on hand $10 00 Liberty Bonds 500 00 Mfg. Nat'l Bank 761 44 Attleboro Savings Bank 1,309 45 Plainville Savings Ass'n 742 25 $3,323 14 The President next gave a brief report of the experiences of the Association during the year. He then invited Mr. Whiting to talk to the members of the Association. Mr. Whiting congratulated them upon the good financial condition, and advised the Association that they should strive to have a net worth of $5,000.00 instead of the present amount, $3,323.14. He also stated that in his opinion the Association should have more social times, and probably a fair once a year. He again expressed his desire that every employee of the Whit- ing & Davis and Whiting Chain Com- panies become a member. He stated that he was disappointed that there were not more members present. The President then called Mr. Frank Brown, president of the nominating com- mittee, to make his report. The report of the nominating committee was as fol- lows: OFFICERS OF RELIEF President Frank Gaddes V. President Thomas Rammell Sec. and Treas Byron Gardiner Board of Directors. Whiting Chain Co Miss T. Henrich Polishing Room Frank O'Donnell Coloring Room Charles Quirk Bench Frank Brown Tool Room Erwin Sylvia Mesh Room. S. Kenyon Stamp and Press .T. Brierley Office Harvey Lamphier Packing Room „ „ Mrs. Hooper Wire Dept J ohn Brant Assembly Room™ Helen Roessler Gold Mesh Dept Andrea Guilbert Unsoldered Mesh Mabel Casey Soldered Spiral - Minia Simpson Repair Dept.. Anna Reynolds Hospital » Bertha Cote Gold Dept. A .....Fred Blachford Soldered Mesh ~ Clara Guild Upon presentation of a ballot bearing the above named nominees, they were declared re-elected as officers for the ensuing year. Upon motion made and seconded it was voted that the President appoint a committee to purchase or give some amount as a memento to the Whiting Club as a token of their sincerity and the good wishes of the association toward the Club. The President ap- pointed Mr. Brown, Mr. Rice and Mr. Gardiner as a committee. A motion was made and unanimously voted that a vote of thanks be expressed for the faithful services rendered by the President, Mr. Fuller, and Treasurer, Mr. Gardiner. The business meeting adjourned at 8:10 P. M., after which a concert was presented bv Scott's Orchestra. The con- cert was followed by dancing and whist. During the evening a collation was served down stairs in the dining room, and was enjoyed by every one present. Ed Pink was re-elected chairman of the Board of Selectmen, Ed Osterholm elected treasurer, Joseph Sharp re- elected assessor, and Percy Rhodes con- stable in the recent election held for town officers. Repair Department Employee Takes Own Life — Leaves Wife and Two Children. Edmond Corrigan, employed as col- orer in the Repair Department for the year past, took his own life at his home Sunday evening, March 4th. The young man, it was said, acted in a strange manner during the whole of the week previous at his work in the Repair De- partment. He seemed at times to be in a dazed condition. His death came as a shock to his many friends both in the factory and the outside world. A sum of money was subscribed by employees to help tide over the sad event. Edmond Corrigan. In sadness we ponder how quickly fleets the hour Of human strength and action, man's courage and his power. A shopmate has departed, we miss him one and alL A vacant space we now endure within the factory walls. His pleasing ways will ne'er be forgotten among his friends so dear, Although he's journeyed far away, in our memory he lingers here. **§;5 Income Tax Work es**- Edward Osterholm, Edward Manches- ter, and Harold Peasly have been busily engaged for the last three weeks in mak- ing out income tax reports, both Federal and State. This work has been done after factory hours for the benefit of Whiting & Davis employees. It is most tedious work and the thanks of all con- cerned are well merited. Most all realize that the work is not a requirement of the concern, it being only a matter of courtesy. What's in a Blush? A scientist gives the following defini- tion of a blush: — A temporary erythema and calorific effulgence of the phvsiognomv, apolo- gized by the porceptiveness of the sen- sorium when in a predicament of un- equilibrity from a sense of shame, anger or other cause, ventuating a paresis of the vasometer filaments of the facial capillaries, whereby, being divested of their elasticity, they are suffused with a radiance effeminating from an intimi- dated precordia. The man worrying today over yes- terday won't accomplish much tomor- row. A new method of dyeing timber has been discovered by a Dresden engineer. He "vaccinates" the living tree with one- tenth of a pound of aniline colors dis- solved in 200 pints of water. This is sufficient to color the timber throughout: 12 WADCO NEWS AS SEEN BY 'SYLVIA", WADCO CARTOONIST May Bell, Rhea Larock, Grace Moore, Hazel Roberts, Nancy Bell, and Lillian Frost dressed in knickers, hiked over country roads to Foxboro, Wrentham, and home last Saturday afternoon. Yes, they Kodaked as they went. We awaiting the pictures, girls. are Lena is just dying to go home and see Jo-Jo. Now we wonder who he is. Scenes at the Dedication CAUGHT IM THE MESH Woonsocket Branch. The Woonsocket girls wish to thank the Whiting & Davis Co. for the very enjoyable evening spent at the opening exercises of the new Recreation Build- ing. They think the building is a very fine one. Some of the girls were ill at the time and regret they were unable to attend the exercises. Spring is coming, by the way romance is budding in the Bench and Soldering Department. Diana of the Unsoldered Mesh has a new one for us. She says "My Husband" calls me "his daughter" since having my hair bobbed. Have you noticed the comes to Blanche Alix's Henry passes by? smile face which when We are glad to have Octavia Chap- delaine with us again after her long visit in Canada. Comes Alice Lanteigne wishing for Leap Year. Oh you Leon. Valentino. Why does Doris Martin look so sad at times? The little bird says she is think- ing of Walter, of course. Emma Desplaines has returned to work after a long illness. Columbus said in his log book, "This day we sailed west because it was our course. Mrs. Hoyt went to see "A Perfect Fool" in Boston recently. Let us "rejoice and be glad"; that's tke game.